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Assembly Hall

Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Assembly Hall has two external entrances; one on Acre Lane and one in the central courtyard at the rear of the building.
    • It can also be accessed internally via the Town Hall main reception foyer.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Brixton.
  • The nearest underground station is Brixton.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 360cm x 657cm (11ft 10in x 21ft 7in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Buckner Road, at the rear of the venue.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 5 Blue Badge bays available on Buckner Road which serve the Town Hall and Civic Centre.
    • These are access controlled by automated bollards from the entrance on Acre Lane.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Acre Lane.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 other sets of doors in this location which are both accessed via a step.
    • This entrance is only in use for functions.

Buckner Road and Town Hall Courtyard

  • Lambeth Town Hall and the Civic Centre are connected by Buckner Road and a courtyard at the rear of the two buildings.
  • There is vehicle access for Blue Badge holders and for deliveries into Buckner Road from Acre Lane.
  • Access is controlled by an intercom and automated bollards.
  • This is a one-way route which is also used by staff cyclists using the cycle store in the area.
  • Buckner Street is set out as a shared surface with level block paving throughout.
  • There is street lighting and there are some street trees and public cycle racks on the right as you approach the Civic Centre from Acre Lane.
  • The entrance to the Town Hall courtyard is to the left off this area.
  • There is a wide open gateway into this area, which is pedestrianised.
  • There is a path immediately to the right after the gateway which connects with Brixton Hill.
  • Ahead, a hedge with fencing to the left, and rows of trees to the right mark the route towards the Town Hall.
  • The first building on the right is the Register Office.
  • The entrance to the Town Hall is directly ahead at the end of the courtyard.
  • There is an entrance to the Assembly Room on the left.
  • The courtyard has some seating without arm rests which can be rearranged.

Level Change (Access to the Courtyard From Brixton Hill)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the central courtyard from Brixton Hill.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Outside Access (Assembly Hall Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the central courtyard.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Outside Access (Town Hall Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the rear courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the main reception foyer.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Stage)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the stage.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical staircases located to both sides of the stage.

Changing Places

  • A changing places facility is available in the adjoining town hall.

Accessible Toilet (Main Reception)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Town Hall courtyard entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main reception foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 270cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 96cm (3ft 2in).

Accessible Toilet (Courtyard Entrance)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the courtyard entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in a corridor close to the courtyard entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 96cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the foyer.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the foyer.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard male toilets just off the main reception area which has an ambulant cubicle.

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